Fee Issue: Govt Now Derecognises Green Valley School

SRINAGAR — Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) Saturday ordered the suspension of recognition of Green Valley Educational Institute, Ellahibagh for exorbitant fee hike and non-compliance of orders from the Department.

The government had earlier suspended the recognition of RP School Mallabagh.

“An order vide no. DSEK/GS/1418-25/2018, dated: 14-09-2018 has been issued in this regard and another communication vide no. DSEK/GS/1069-70, dated: 03-07-2018 was forwarded to Joint Secretary JKBOSE and Principal DIET Srinagar wherein they were instructed not to entertain any affair of the schools till further instructions from the Directorate,” a statement of the DSEK said.

DSEK also directed to adjust the enrolled students of these schools in nearby Government High/Secondary School for ensuing examination 2018.

Meanwhile, Director School Education Kashmir Dr. G.N. Itoo has cautioned all the Heads of the private institutions not to hike the fee on their own and comply with the instructions and orders from the Department in letter and spirit.

He appealed the parents to bring into the notice of the Department any complaint regarding the arbitrary hike in fee and other related issues so that the erring institutions are made accountable and timely action against them under norms is initiated.

Govt Has Failed To Provide Quality Education: Var

Private Schools’ Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) Saturday condemned the suspension of recognition of R P School terming the government diktat as a ‘blatant misuse’ of power.

 “R P School is one of the best schools in the state,” chairman PSAJK, G N Var, said in a press statement.

The Association said that taking cognizance of complaints and working for the betterment of education is indeed a good step taken by the government, but issuing orders that force educational institutes to close down is a dangerous situation. “We feel there is some hidden hand accomplishing the conspiracy of pushing Kashmiris away from quality education,” said Var.

The Association said that on one hand government has utterly failed to provide quality education despite heavy investments and on the other hand private schools who provide quality education are being closed down.

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